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Poetry Space – Shambhala Day Poetry Contest Runners Up

Poetry Space – Shambhala Day Poetry Contest Runners Up – HIGHLIGHT

April is National Poetry Month here in the U.S., and given the confusing state of public discourse recently, I’m reminded of the words of poet William Carlos Williams who wrote, in part… “It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what ... continue
Posted April 11, 2017 by
Poetry Space - Summer 2016

Poetry Space – Summer 2016 – HIGHLIGHT

It’s spring moving into summer, retreat time in the Shambhala kingdom. This month, we’re delighted to welcome two poets new to Poetry Space. By the way, we’re always reviewing new submissions, so please send us yours! (Previously unpublished work only, please…) continue
Posted June 7, 2016 by
Piercing the Heart of Mara

Piercing the Heart of Mara – HIGHLIGHT

A poem by Jampa Pawo, dedicated to his dharma friend Grace Bull’s Eye: An Arrow Piercing the Heart of Mara Listen, brave warrior of Shambhala. In your battle against the delusions, Raise the longbow of unborn shunyata In your left hand of primordial wisdom And draw the arrow of bodhichitta With your right ... continue
Posted April 28, 2016 by CGH
Poetry Space -- Spring 2016

Poetry Space — Spring 2016 – HIGHLIGHT

After a couple of special projects, we’re delighted to return to publishing work that’s been submitted by the readers of Poetry Space. This also means that we’re back in the business of soliciting new work. If you submitted to Poetry Space over the winter, your submissions ... continue
Posted April 14, 2016 by
Midwinter Haiku Contest Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions

Midwinter Haiku Contest Semi-Finalists and Honorable Mentions – HIGHLIGHT

Midwinter Haiku Contest Semifinalists and Honorable Mentions (in Order of Selection) While it may seem that the snow will never stop in Boston, or begin again in the mountains of the west, winter will, presumably, move gradually into Spring. Before that happens, here are the remaining haiku ... continue
Posted March 14, 2015 by Dan
Pieces of Winter

Pieces of Winter – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Special Reminder: The final submission deadline for the first Winter Haiku Contest is January 16. Don’t miss it!! This contest is being judged by our special visiting judge, noted haiku expert and longtime sangha member, Patricia Donegan. The winner will receive a signed copy ... continue
Posted January 16, 2015 by
A Night Room

A Night Room – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Autumn Edition We’re delighted to share more new work from across the sangha. Below are four pieces from two poets who are both new to Poetry Space. Also, don’t forget our Winter Haiku contest – all entries due by December 21. Email your entries to ... continue
Posted November 21, 2014 by
First Annual Midwinter Haiku Contest

First Annual Midwinter Haiku Contest – HIGHLIGHT

Request for Entries from the Poetry Editorial Board for the Shambhala Times if I held it in my hands my hot tears would melt it — autumn frost ~~ basho 1684 As we write this, the days are fast growing shorter, the ... continue
Posted November 19, 2014 by
The Last Breath of Summer

The Last Breath of Summer – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Summer in the land of Shambhala is a time for retreat and practice, for family, for play and yes, for work. Below are our selections for the final Poetry Space of the summer. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – as the season turns, dust off the pen, ... continue
Posted September 12, 2014 by
Come, Come and Dance…

Come, Come and Dance… – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space Coordinator’s Note, from Jeff Fink: One afternoon, in the lower living room at Karme Choling, I picked up a book that had been left on the coffee table; it was Smile of the Tiger, the first of the Sakyong’s books of poetry. With some ... continue
Posted July 7, 2014 by
Reopening: Poems for Spring

Reopening: Poems for Spring – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space We’re very excited to publish this month’s selections, three pieces that share a real sense of space – perfect for the season, we think. Oh, and we’re working on a small surprise for our next piece, so stay tuned. SEND US ... continue
Posted May 28, 2014 by
Even If You Hide

Even If You Hide – HIGHLIGHT

New Work from the Sangha COLUMN: Poetry Space It’s been some time since we featured new work from our readers, so we’re really excited about the poems we received in the most recent set of submissions – so much so that we’re breaking our favorites into two sets ... continue
Posted April 18, 2014 by
 Authentic Presence: Touching “The Thing in Itself”

Authentic Presence: Touching “The Thing in Itself” – HIGHLIGHT

COLUMN: Poetry Space guest article by Frank Ryan This year Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche has announced the inaugural Shambhala Poetry Contest. The selected poem on Windhorse will be read aloud on Shambhala Day to the international community. This brings to the fore the potency of elevated speech, and poetry ... continue
Posted February 16, 2014 by
Shambhala Poetry Contest

Shambhala Poetry Contest

The Office of the Kalapa Court and the Office of Culture and Decorum are pleased to announce the inaugural Shambhala Poetry Contest. Contest is Now Closed. Thank you for your Submissions. With the blessings of the Sakyong, in celebration of the approaching Year of the Wood Horse, the ... continue
Posted February 3, 2014 by David_Brown
Poetry Space

Poetry Space – HIGHLIGHT

Welcome to the first installment of Poetry Space on the Shambhala Times! by Jeff Fink, Column Host When we went to the sangha in early October with a request for original work from members, we had no idea what might arise. In point of fact, in the ... continue
Posted November 29, 2013 by


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